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Cheesecloth (not gauze)

ZenSojourner Aug 22, 2010 04:17 PM

WalMart used to carry packages of like 6 REAL cheesecloths, hemmed, good sized, which I have used for years for all my needs, such as making paneer, draining yoghurt, draining deep fried items, etc etc etc.

These were NOT gauze. They were 100% cotton muslin, and fairly thick. They held up to years of use.

They were in the section with kitchen towels.

Apparently they don't carry them anymore and I haven't found a replacement source. These were inexpensive and so useful.

Anybody have any idea of where to find a similar item?

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    kayakado Aug 23, 2010 07:43 AM

    In their infinite wisdom and reorganization - they moved them to the hardware section.

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      ZenSojourner Aug 23, 2010 09:27 AM

      I'll check again - but what I found there before was the gauzy stuff . . .

      1. re: kayakado
        mpjmph Aug 23, 2010 10:16 AM

        The cheesecloth sold in hardware stores in usually the gauzy stuff. It is used for wood staining, so I would also double check any hardware store cheesecloth to make sure it is food-safe.

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        Sherri Aug 22, 2010 05:17 PM

        For years, I've used linen kitchen towels that belonged to my grandmother in lieu of cheesecloth. I've also used (100% cotton) muslin pillowcases (to encase a St. Mary's County stuffed ham) for boiling with good results. I bought these at a discount store of some sort (Ross??? T.J. Maxx???).

        1. nofunlatte Aug 22, 2010 04:26 PM

          You might want to search for some butter muslin. I just bought some not too long ago and, while I don't believe it's hemmed, it is thicker than the thin stuff you find. The brand I have is from the New England Cheesemaking Supply Co.

          I aslo picked up some "natural" cheesecloth (not bleached) at Blood Bath and Beyond. Put out by Regency Naturals and it, too, is thicker.

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