Hello. What can I do with an organic cheesecloth? How to use it in cooking? Thank you.

Irina
  • Posted by: Irina
  • September 6, 2019
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Wendy September 7, 2019
Hi Irina,
I think the purpose of cheesecloth originally was to be inexpensive and disposable. However, it is no longer that inexpensive and we have awoken to the environmental costs of disposables. I think if you are straining small particles through the cloth it will be really difficult and time consuming to clean.
I do not know what you plan to use your cheesecloth for but you may want to purchase a jelly bag instead. They are a breeze to clean and very durable.
 
Gammy September 7, 2019
You can also use it in roasting a turkey by soaking in a butter, wine and aromatics basting sauce then laying on top of the breast. Continue basting the cloth periodically with the same sauce or the pan drippings. It will help protect the breast meat during cooking. And to answer your other question, I would use a new piece of cheesecloth each time.
 
Wendy September 6, 2019
You can use cheesecloth tied with kitchen twine to make pouches of whole spice or herbs for soups, sauces, syrups. It saves pouring the entire mixture through a colander. You can also use it to line colanders to remove fine particles from liquids, it is also great when you need to squeeze water out of grated zucchini, spinach, etc...or strain fruit pulp from juice to make jelly.
 
Irina September 6, 2019
Can I wash a cheesecloth with cold water or do I need to use a new one each time for cooking?
 
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