The grass is definitely greener when it comes to a cow’s diet: Newly popular grass-fed dairy items boast some nutritional advantages. Cows that munch in green pastures instead of on corn or soy produce milk with a better ratio of healthy fats—and they live longer too! The rich, complex flavors of these products coupled with their health benefits will change the way you look at the dairy aisle.
Kerrygold offers grass-fed butter as well as 13 flavor-packed cheeses with quirky monikers like Dubliner and Blarney Castle, inspired by the emerald-green farms across Ireland where its cows graze. $3.50 to $6
Mapple Hill Creamery Creamline European-style yogurt, available in six flavors, is traditionally tart with a rich cream layer and can be a satisfying, low-sugar (way lower than the competition) dessert. The equally luscious Greek yogurt comes in five varieties. Creamline, $1.60 to $7; Greek, $3 to $8
Organix Valley Grassmilk made a milk drinker out of me. Its unique flavor changes subtly depending on the seasonal clovers, alfalfa and grasses the cows are enjoying. Available in whole, 2% and nonfat, $6