Casein. Caseinate. Sodium Caseinate.
Milk protein. In "nondairy" creamers, soy cheese, many cosmetics, hair preparations, beauty masks. Alternatives: soy protein, soy milk, and other vegetable milks.
SOY cheese? I didn't even think to check the ingredients in soy cheese to see if they contained an animal by-product! I mean, after all, if you're going to make something nondairy, why would you still put a milk protein it?!?
Needless to say, I have a LOT of research to do. I am aware of certain things Vegans do not eat or use, such as honey and bees wax, silk and cashmere, but there are a whole lot of them that I wasn't. This may be a little harder than I anticipated to learn and incorporate one thing into my new lifestyle each week, but I am committed. I will continue to read up on it, do some research, and share what I find with you.
We can do this. Especially if we're doing it together. It may take some time but like I've said before, this isn't a contest so we can take our time. Which is good, because there is a LOT to learn.