Montagnard is the French word for ‘mountain.’ Want to take a stab at where this cheese comes from? Yes, the French mountains, very good. And what are they doing up in those French mountains? They are making a cheese that is creamy and pudgy, with an aroma that is funkier than its flavor. Indeed, this cow’s milk cheese is delightfully mild on the palate, and it pairs wonderfully with a Pinot Gris or Chardonnay.