Thin, loosely woven cloth of cotton, used originally for making and wrapping cheese.
- You'll also need cheesecloth to protect food from insects and birds.
- Gauze is a sheer, lightly woven fabric similar to cheesecloth.
- Looser weaves, such as cheesecloth, offer considerably less protection.
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