Cheeses made from cow’s milk tend to be more yellow than other cheeses, and usually have grassier, nuttier profiles, as opposed to being bright or lactic.
Cows graze primarily on ground cover grasses and when they feed they often take up some of the soil in bites. This gives their cheeses an earthier flavor that will vary greatly from one place to another. Cow’s milk cheese made from grazed animals rather than corn fed animals will have a yellow hue rather than a pasty white color. This is from carotene found in pasture grasses.