cheese·​cloth | \ ˈchēz-ˌklȯth How to pronounce cheesecloth (audio) \

Definition of cheesecloth

: a very lightweight unsized cotton gauze

Examples of cheesecloth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Let strain for 1 minute; what is left in the bag or cheesecloth is kashk. Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2021 Matta said that cheesecloth or garden netting are safe, low-impact ways to provide protection for young trees and shrubs. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 9 Apr. 2021 There are also creatives uses for the salad spinner beyond food such as removing excess water after handwashing kitchen linens such as delicate tea towels, cheesecloth, or nut milk bags. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Apr. 2021 Scrub your beets well, then grate them on a cheese grater over a few layers of cheesecloth. Katy Severson,, 17 Apr. 2021 Squeeze cucumber puree in cheesecloth, removing as much liquid as possible. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 12 Apr. 2021 Strain the juice using a fine mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth or in a nut milk bag. Katy Severson,, 17 Apr. 2021 Drain the curds in the refrigerator overnight through a triple layer of cheesecloth set in a colander over a bowl. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 6 Apr. 2021 Once the butter is seasoned, scoop it out of the food processor and wrap it in a couple pieces of cheesecloth or a kitchen towel. Katy Severson,, 27 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of cheesecloth

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cheesecloth

from its use in the making of cheese

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The first known use of cheesecloth was in the 14th century

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9 Jun 2021

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“Cheesecloth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cheesecloth

: a very thin cotton cloth that is used especially in preparing food


cheese·​cloth | \ ˈchēz-ˌklȯth How to pronounce cheesecloth (audio) \

Kids Definition of cheesecloth

: a thin loosely woven cotton cloth

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