Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A coarse, loosely woven cotton gauze, originally used for wrapping cheese.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A loosely woven cotton gauze, originally used to wrap cheese, but now used for various culinary tasks and by farmers to shade crops and keep birds off.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A thin, loosely-woven cotton cloth of a gauze texture, such as is used in pressing cheese curds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A coarse cotton fabric of an open texture, used in cheese-making for wrapping the cheese.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a coarse loosely woven cotton gauze; originally used to wrap cheeses

Etymologies

cheese +‎ cloth (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Tie up some yogurt in cheesecloth and hang it over a bowl for 4-8 hours.

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  • Add the minced pepper and lemongrass (only pieces not in cheesecloth bag).

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  • You can wrap the cloves in cheesecloth before adding to the sauce to make them easier to remove.

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  • For many years I wrapped the two sides of salmon in cheesecloth after rubbing on the cure as an aid in turning the fish as it cures.

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  • To make your own: Wrap cottage cheese in cheesecloth and place in a colander or strainer nested inside a bowl.

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  • For a movie only fifty minutes long, wasting time repeating itself, as opposed to blowing that same amount of time on developing the characters or explaining the plot with sufficient holes to make me think the script was written on cheesecloth, is just plain insulting.

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  • Wrap cake (s) in cheesecloth soaked in sherry, and store in airtight container for a month or more.

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  • Tie up the split feet with twine or wrapped in cheesecloth, putting them back together in original form.

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  • Bacteria will quickly attack meat exposed to warm air, so the next step is to protect your venison during transporting and aging by placing the skinned quarters in cheesecloth gamebags that have been treated with a simple citric solution (see below).

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  • Wrap onions, shallots, ginger and parsnips in cheesecloth and lower into the pot.

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