Cheesecloth is a loose-woven gauze-like cotton cloth used primarily in cheese making and cooking.
Cheesecloth is used for lining colanders, making draining sacks, covering air-drying cheeses, making smoking sacks.
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 thickening yogurt
. Queso blanco and queso fresco are Spanish and Mexican cheeses that are made from whole milk using cheesecloth. Quark is a type of German unsalted cheese that is sometimes formed with cheesecloth. Paneer is a kind of South Asian fresh cheese that is commonly made with cheesecloth.
Cheesecloth is available in at least seven different grades, from open to extra-fine weave.
Butter Muslin is a tightly woven cloth, much like a flour sack material. Butter muslin is used for draining, pressing, and bandaging both hard and soft cheeses