Cheesecloth

Cheesecloth

[cheez-klawth, -kloth]
Cheesecloth is a loosewoven cotton cloth used in cheese making, such as to press cheese curds for poutine. Cheesecloth is also used in straining stocks and custards, bundling herbs, making tofu, and thickening yogurt.

Cheesecloth was very popular as a material for thongs and shirts during the 1960s and 1970s.

Cheesecloth is 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.

Cheesecloth can also be used for several printmaking processes, including lithography for wiping up gum arabic, and in intaglio for wiping away excess ink from the printing surface

Grade vertical x horizontal threads per inch
#10 20 x 12
#40 24 x 20
#50 28 x 24
#60 32 x 28
#90 44 x 36

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