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!
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.
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.
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.