cheese·cloth | \-ˌklȯth \

Definition of cheesecloth 

: a very lightweight unsized cotton gauze

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Strain the reserved cooking stock into the shrimp stock, using a strainer lined with cheesecloth or paper towels. Daniel Neman, sacbee, "Spanish food? Sí, por favor!," 29 May 2018 Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve, chinois or cheesecloth. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Is your cocktail in season? Bartenders letting gardens dictate what's in your glass," 24 Apr. 2018 Strain the liquid through cheesecloth or a coffee filter, saving the witch hazel water and discarding the bark. Jean Nick, Good Housekeeping, "How To Grow Your Own Witch Hazel (And Turn It Into A Home Remedy)," 14 Nov. 2017 Transfer mixture to a 1-quart jar with a lid and cover it with a screen lid or some cheesecloth. Sally Singer, Vogue, "Hollywood’s Favorite Detox Resort Launches a Delicious Vegetarian Cookbook," 13 June 2018 Make a sachet by tying the kaffir lime leaf and bay leaf in cheesecloth. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "As Galt House gets a makeover, Rivue restaurant goes for local and fresh," 29 May 2018 Strain custard through a fine-mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth into pie dish. Bon Appetit, "Coconut Flan," 19 Mar. 2018 Pour mixture over cucumbers, put a weight on top to keep them submerged, then tightly cover the container with cheesecloth. 5. Edward Lee, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get Started Canning and Pickling Food," 24 Nov. 2016 Remove from cheesecloth and pat dry with paper towels. Marian Cooper Cairns, Country Living, "Homemade Butter," 12 Feb. 2015

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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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English Language Learners Definition of cheesecloth

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


cheese·cloth | \ˈchēz-ˌklȯth \

Kids Definition of cheesecloth

: a thin loosely woven cotton cloth

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