What is Cheese Cloth?
It is thin, loosely woven, unsized cotton cloth, used typically for light clothing and in preparing or protecting food.
- The first cheese cloth is made of muslin produced in Bangladesh. On his trip to India, Marco Polo came across this cloth and took it back to the European countries from where it travelled to the United States with the European immigrants.
- It became popular for making cheese and its use spread to other areas also.
What makes it stand out?
Cheesecloth is a versatile, 100% bleached cotton fabric with a unique combination of purity, softness, absorbency and strength.
This fabric has a unique combination of purity, softness, absorbency and strength.
Application and uses
- The primary use of cheesecloth is in some styles of cheesemaking, it is used to remove whey from cheese curds, and to help hold the curds together as the cheese is formed.
- Cheesecloth is also used in straining stocks and custards, bundling herbs, making tofu and ghee, and thickening yogurt.