Cheesecloth is a gauzy, lightweight, woven cotton fabric with tiny holes that allow air to flow through the fabric. Available in at least seven different grades, from open to extra-fine weave. Grades are distinguished by the number of threads per inch in each direction. It is used to strain all sorts of liquids and is handy to have around the kitchen.
1. So uh do you like cheese? If yes, then make one at home
If you are attempting to make cheese at home (such as ricotta, farmers cheese, paneer or fresh goat cheese), then cheesecloth is something that you must buy.
2. Baste meats
Keep the breast moist by roasting it wrapped with wine and butter drenched cheesecloth.
3. Strain Stocks
Use cheesecloth to strain vegetable stocks by placing it over a colander and pouring the liquid through.
4. Make your own tea
The next time you are in the mood for a hot drink, make your own tea bags to brew at home. Grab your favorite herbs and spices from your kitchen or local market. Mix and match your favorite combination, add to the cheesecloth, and steep in hot water.
5. Add texture to food
If you love baking…then cheesecloth is the right thing for you! Dust sugar, cocoa on cakes, muffins, cookies or pudding and give them life.
6. When life gives you lemons make lemonade!
Wrapping cheesecloth around lemons or other citrus fruits is a handy way to prevent seeds from escaping onto food when juiced.
7. For wiping, polishing and cleaning
Cheesecloth is non-abrasive and lint free, which ensure that it does not scratch window. In a similar way it is also used to clean silverware and other delicate valuables. It can be washed and re-used for cleaning.