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Bueno Jul 21, 2007 12:10 AM

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if any of you could help me out with finding a source for Cheesecloth or Muslin (please don't tell me the salad green section ;P). Do any of the large chains carry it? For example, Loblaws or Sobeys? If so, where can I find it in their stores? If not them, maybe Michaels (crafts) or Solutions, or even Benix? Anywhere really. I just don't know where to look! Please help.

Thanks very much in advance!

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    charmoula Jul 30, 2007 07:08 PM

    FWIW, I bought a bolt (!) at a discount fabric store years and years ago - definitely the most economical route!

    1. Davedigger Jul 26, 2007 08:47 AM

      Canadian Tire is the only place that seems to carry cheese cloth consistently. Grocery stores in my area (south Etobicoke) tend to be hit and miss.

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        Higgette Jul 22, 2007 05:57 AM

        Loblaws regularly has it during preserving season. I buy it evey year to use for straining jelly.

        1. pixelchef Jul 21, 2007 05:47 PM

          Great thread! Great, because I needed this information as well. :) Thanks all that posted.

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            Atahualpa Jul 21, 2007 10:42 AM

            I buy mine from Loblaws in the "no name" yellow brand packaging. Its usually near the mops and cleaning stuff (but, it does move around and I have seen it in other aisles too).

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            1. re: Atahualpa
              Karieann Jul 21, 2007 12:17 PM

              Ditto--I get no name brand, and I buy it at No Frills. It may be cheaper at the fabric store, but for as cheap as it is in the package, you can't beat the convenience of picking it up while you're grocery shopping anyhow!

            2. Davwud Jul 21, 2007 08:45 AM

              Most grocery stores and Wal-Mart carry it.


              1. mrbozo Jul 21, 2007 06:54 AM

                The Dominion's in the Crawford strip mall on College carries cheesecloth. (On my first foray an enthusiastic young employee guided me to the dairy section.)

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                  erly Jul 21, 2007 08:02 AM

                  the cheapest, by the yard is at any discount fabric store.

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                  bpbp Jul 21, 2007 06:11 AM

                  You can find cheesecloth at Dollarama - its usually near the foil pans. Its a fairly open
                  weave, so you usually need multiple layers to be effective. Its likely also at any of
                  the dollar type stores as well.

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                    cybergod Jul 21, 2007 04:39 AM

                    The cookwares store in the middle of St. Lawrence Market carries it, as do some grocery stores (I've seen it in some Loblaws outlets from time to time), but it's typically the thin, white kind that tends to need to be doubled over one or two times for it to be effective (when using it to strain sauces and stocks). The best quality cheesecloth I've been able to find is at Williams Sonoma: it's made from unbleached cotton, is really strong and made with a really fine mesh.

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                      polyhymnia Jul 21, 2007 01:07 AM

                      I'm not from Ontario (or Canada even), but I buy cheesecloth from the regular old grocery store (in both NY and California), in the cookware section. It's not in huge amounts so if you need alot, there may be a better way to do it, but so far for me I haven't had problems finding it.

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