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Multi-Use Heavy-Duty Bulk Cheesecloth from Mednik Riverbend
Mednik Riverbend's Bulk Cheesecloth
If you’ve never heard of cheesecloth before, you might be wondering what it actually is. Not made of cheese, unfortunately, but the initial purpose of cheesecloth was to be used for making and wrapping homemade cheeses—go figure. Now, however, cooks, craftsmen and more have found new, innovative ways to use cheesecloth. The type of cheesecloth you need, however, depends on your intended use.
What types of bulk cheesecloth can you order?
Types of cheesecloth are determined by the looseness of the weave, and the looseness of the weave determines how you will use it. Cheesecloth is a woven fabric. The thread count of cheesecloth is referred to as its grade.
Thread count can be confusing and is not something everyone understands—an easy way to explain thread count is it is the count per square inch of threads in your fabric. So, for example, 500-count bed sheets have more threads per square inch than 250-count sheets do—the 500-count sheets are typically softer and thicker. The same goes for cheesecloth.
A low count cheesecloth would be 20/12; a high count is 44/36. A higher or lower count does not inherently mean one is better or better quality than the other—different grades simply have different preferred uses. A lower grade is great for polishing silver and other metals, where a higher grade is better for straining liquids and making cheese.
How can bulk cheesecloth be used?
For critical industrial needs, we offer a high-end nylon organdy—the finest of weaves offered, it is the best of the best as well as the cheesecloth used by the US Navy too for paint straining.
A fun fact: did you know low-count cheesecloth sales spike around Halloween? Hello, mummies and arts and crafts projects!
If you have a specific cheesecloth need, from cooking to cleaning to costume-making, we are your experts and can guide you in the right direction to meet your specific need.