Pumpernickel, noun - An incredibly dense and strongly flavored dark bread made with a blend of coarse and fine rye flour originating in Germany. We love the heartiness and deep, almost bitter flavor of pumpernickel bread, especially with a little sharp cheese melted over the top! Making an authentic loaf of pumpernickel is one of our winter goals, plus we think it would look lovely on our Thanksgiving table! Do you like pumpernickel bread? Ever made it yourself?