Ursula Heinzelmann, independent scholar and food historian born and based in Berlin, Germany. A trained chef, sommelier and ex-restaurateur, she works as a freelance wine and food writer, specializing in cheese. She has published a food history of Germany, Beyond Bratwurst, as well as several books on cheese, and acted as area editor for the Oxford Companion to Cheese. She is currently trustee director of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery as well as co-curator for the Cheese Berlin festival. Her trade name is Heinzelcheese.