Cheese Cloth / Butter Muslin - 1m - Mad Millie
A reusable finely-woven cloth of 90 thread per inch, 100% cotton.
Used in place of cheese cloth, which is too wide a weave for some cheese recipes.
Butter Muslin is a tightly woven cloth used for draining, pressing, and bandaging both hard and soft cheeses. Butter muslin is great for draining both moist and soft cheeses, because the tighter weave does not allow for complete draining of vital moisture and butterfats. Butter muslin is good for holding in small, soft curds.
The primary use of cheesecloth is in some styles of cheesemaking, where it is used to remove whey from cheese curds, and to help hold the curds together as the cheese is formed. Cheesecloth is also used in straining stocks and custards, bundling herbs, making tofu and ghee, and thickening yoghurt.
Hint: soak your cloth in whey before moulding as this may prevent sticking.
Washable and reusable: After using the muslin, immediately rinse and wring it out in the sink, then hang it up to dry. Don't let fabric sit around for long, so wash immediately after you have finished.
Wash in the washing machine or by hand in the sink. Avoid detergents and fabric softeners. Use only mild detergent if necessary, and rinse thoroughly to remove any soap residue. If there are bits of curd sticking to the cloth, rinse with whey or white vinegar to help remove it. Be very diligent about keeping it clean to avoid imparting off flavours to the next batch of cheese.
Also use it for hassle-free straining of liquids, such as stocks and broths.
About Mad Millie
Mad Millie is a young Kiwi company with a passion and love for all things delicious and handcrafted. We also love to share our passion with you by giving you the opportunity to do this yourself at home.
We're famous for our cheese making kits which allow you to make an array of gourmet cheeses such as feta, cheddar, halloumi, mozzarella, Camembert and more, as well as including making butter! Homemade cheese is something we want to prove can be done in your kitchen with your own hands! Plus they make fantastic gifts too.
We don't stop there though. What better way to accompany your gourmet cheese than with homemade sausages, cider, beer, yoghurt and more. Our Fresh Sausage Kit is packed with homemade sausage making recipes, our Boutique Brewery Kits allow you to make refreshing cider or beer to help quench your thirst and we look after you too with kits such as Greek Yoghurt and Kefir that are full of healthy benefits!
The beauty of making things yourself is that you know exactly what goes in it, you can avoid nasty additives and you can make it just how you like it! Don't just take our word for it though we've had others tell us how much they enjoy our kits too.
We've made it easy, quick and provided you with anything specialised, so why don't you give it a try!