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 Replace the cheesecloth and allow to ferment at room temperature for 8 to 12 hours. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, "So, we're all baking bread now. This Louisville baker breaks down the at-home bread trend," 6 Apr. 2020 Cover the jar with cheesecloth and secure that with a rubber band. Paul Stephen,, "Recipe: Simple Home-Fermented Sauerkraut," 4 Mar. 2020 Secure with tacks, allowing cheesecloth to form folds and wrinkles. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "Flying High Bats," 9 Sep. 2019 Transfer each batch of meal to a clean, thin dish towel or piece of cheesecloth. cleveland, "These tots are made from cauliflower," 22 Mar. 2020 To avoid too much moisture, wring out cooked, watery vegetables in a tea towel or cheesecloth before mixing into your filling. Saveur, "The Complete Guide to Mastering Chinese Dumplings at Home," 17 Jan. 2017 Women in the building who made their own mozzarella would hang the cheesecloth in the alley, where the rats grew as large as puppies. Mark Binelli, The New Yorker, "Arrivederci, Little Italy," 8 Dec. 2019 Stir the salt — roughly 1 teaspoon per quart — into the yogurt, then scrape it all onto the cheesecloth. James P. Dewan,, "How to make labneh, the luscious Middle Eastern yogurty spread," 21 Aug. 2019 Transfer the ricotta to a bowl, discarding the cheesecloth and any remaining whey. Daniel Neman, Twin Cities, "Homemade cheese? No whey!," 31 July 2019

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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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“Cheesecloth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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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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