I have been experimenting with adding some high-quality dairy in my diet lately. It has been working pretty well. I don’t seem to do well with yogurt but cheese and heavy cream have been going down rather well. I always look for grass fed or raw dairyand at the very minimum organic. It can be hard to find so I often go without.
Don’t tell the Paleo police but I like cheese, lol!
Since I learned about the Weston A. Price movement in nutrition school, I have truly believed that some dairy can be included in a Paleo template on a case-by-case basis. It is important to pull out all dairy for 30 to 60 days but then add it back, if desired, slowly and watch for reactions. I basically didn’t eat cheese for 3 years so I think that qualifies as an elimination period. I have been trying a bit here and there and it does not seem to cause any digestive issues.
Make sure you really do make an effort to get the good (raw, grass fed and organic) stuff because I have been learning lately that cheese can even have GMO’s from rennet and 2nd hand from grain-fed cows.