- a lightweight cotton fabric of open texture.
Origin of cheesecloth
First recorded in 1650–60; so called because first used to wrap cheese
Also called, especially British, butter muslin.
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Examples from the Web for cheesecloth
If you find your pumpkin to have too much water after you cook the flesh, strain it in a sieve or cheesecloth.Eat Your Halloween Pumpkin and Save the Planet!
October 31, 2013
Fine-strain the mix through a cheesecloth or chinois strainer.Lights, Camera, Cocktails
September 23, 2011
Let sit for one week, shaking daily; strain through a chinois or cheesecloth.
Strain through a chinois or cheesecloth and let stand to cool.
Pour the entire contents of the pot into a piece of cheesecloth and let it strain for 10 minutes.Ricotta Cheese Recipe: How to Make Your Own
March 15, 2011
Wrap in a strip of gauze or cheesecloth and place in a steamer.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
"Cut him off a square of cheesecloth, Miss Emlin, please," he said.The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys
Cover the cushion with cheesecloth or denim to keep it intact.Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management
Ministry of Education
Wipe it off with cheesecloth or an old towel, that you can throw away.The Art of Stage Dancing
Cheesecloth is cheap, and can be burned or otherwise disposed of after using.What a Young Woman Ought to Know
- a loosely woven cotton cloth formerly used only for wrapping cheese
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