These Muslin Straining Bags are beautifully made with fine, bleached white cheesecloth. A good idea to have at least three. One in use. One in the wash. A spare in the draw.
Not just for lining cheese moulds and straining curds, but perfect for wrapping Christmas puddings the old fashioned way, home preserves and pickles. Washable, durable, sustainable.
Please email if you require a larger size. A minimum order for custom made sizes would apply of 50 pieces.
Traditionally, cheesecloth has been used in cheesemaking to separate the curds and whey, helping to form the cheese. Cheesecloth and muslin straining bags are great for straining stocks, homemade jelly, smoothies, custards, making tofu and cottage cheese. Paneer, an Indian fresh cheese, is commonly made using cheesecloth.
Christmas fruitcake, wrapped in a brandy infused cheesecloth as it ripens, is probable the best use for cheesecloth. After cheesemaking of course!
Super for home fruit preserves and pickle makers. Machine washable and durable. Remember to rinse well after washing to remove all residues of washing detergent. Sterilise just before use by immersing in boiling water for a few seconds. May find slight staining occurs after some food stuffs, but apart from not looking very attractive, is totally harmless.