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

Definition of cheesecloth

: a very lightweight unsized cotton gauze

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Over a large, clean pot, pour the grapes through a fine mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth, pressing on the pulp to extract as much juice as possible., "Recipe: Mustang Grape Jelly," 26 June 2019 Mounds of fresh, one-day brynza cheese hang in patterned scarves-turned-cheesecloths. Washington Post, "Pass the lilac jam, please. Russian foodies explore tastes from the pre-Soviet past.," 26 June 2019 Strain through cheesecloth into a clean container, stopping just short of those milky solids. Bonnie S. Benwick, Twin Cities, "For a dose of comfort, make these classic cheese blintzes," 13 June 2019 Strain through a wire-mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth; discard tea. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Chamomile-Mascarpone Tart With Fresh Strawberries," 19 Mar. 2019 Transfer strips along with seeds to a large muslin bag or piece of cheesecloth, and secure with string. Allegra Ben-amotz, WSJ, "This Ingredient Lights Up a Dish Like No Other," 18 Dec. 2018 Pour the water out through these holes, then strain it through a cheesecloth and drink it—for the electrolytes as well as the sheer pleasure of it. Max Falkowitz, WSJ, "Flake News: Fresh Coconut Is Delicious," 23 Nov. 2018 Wrap ginger in a square of cheesecloth and squeeze over a medium bowl to extract the juice. House Beautiful, "Ginger Marinated Heirloom Tomato with Watermelon, Burrata, and Arugula," 12 May 2011 Stop Tarnish Wrap chalk in cheesecloth and store with silverware to absorb excess moisture, which causes tarnishing. 3. Staff, Woman's Day, "5 Ways… with Chalk," 17 Feb. 2010

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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 How to pronounce cheesecloth (audio) \

Kids Definition of cheesecloth

: a thin loosely woven cotton cloth

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