Going Dairy Free🥛 ☠️

Because of health reasons I’ve been forced to cut out dairy. Not going to lie it’s been a struggle (Cheese was my best friend 😢). Anyone have any tips? I’m finding it hard to enjoy food that I would normally put cheese in; like chili, sandwiches, tacos, etc. Any ideas of what I can use to add some flavor? Are there any cheese alternatives that aren’t yuck? I’d also like to find a good ice cream alternative. I didn’t realize how much dairy I was consuming on a regular basis. Does it get easier? Thanks in advance! ♥️