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What is "Cheesecloth" - Definition & Explanation

Plain woven, soft, fragile, low-count cotton fabric similar to tobacco cloth and also known as gauze.
Plain woven cotton fabric originally used as a wrapping material for pressing cheese. It is loosely woven, thin, light in weight, open in construction, and soft. Carded yarns are always used. It is also called gauze weave. When an applied finish is added, it is called buckram, crinoline, or bunting.
Cheesecloth is a loosewoven cotton cloth, such as is used in pressing cheese curds.
A low-count, plain-weave, soft cotton or cotton blend cloth also known as gauze.
Plain woven, soft, fragile, low-count cotton fabric similar to tobacco cloth and also known as gauze. When bleached and starched I is called scrim.
A coarse loosely woven cotton gauze; originally used to wrap cheeses
A thin, lightweight, loosely woven carded cotton cloth in a plain weave. According to the Industrial Fabrics Association International, when dried the material is used as bunting (qv).
Cotton gauze used in the kitchen for straining liquids and wrapping foods to make them easier to remove from vessels after cooking; available in fine or coarse weaves. Sometimes known as butter muslin in Britain.
An open lightweight plain-weave fabric, usually made from carded cotton yarns.

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