Norpro Natural Cheesecloth is a staple in my kitchen. Considering I am a vegan and do not actually eat cheese, this may be strange to some. However, once you see how amazingly versatile this product is and how many uses it has you will never want to be without it.
Okay, so you can buy cheesecloth in your local store, as I have, but they are never the quality I am looking for. This one has such a nice tight weave that I rarely need more than one layer. Plus, it is easy to wash by hand, and I lay the used piece over a bowl or pot to dry.
This cloth is 2 square yards. I usually cut a few different sizes to keep out, and then put the rest in the cupboard until a piece wears out. If you have never used a cheesecloth then you might be wondering what you can do with it.
First, I use it to squeeze lemons for salads or recipes. Just slice the lemon in half, put a piece of cheesecloth over it, and squeeze. No seeds come out. I have also used it on oranges, limes, and grapefruit. I make my own almond milk, and this is what I use to strain the pulp. I also make oat milk on occasion when I run out of almonds and I use it the same way.
Also, I have several acres full of deer, rabbits, and wild turkeys. Although I feed the wildlife, I do not appreciate them eating my shrubs, plants, or young fruit trees. I put a piece of soap in cheesecloth, tie a piece of hemp cord around it, and attach it to the plant to deter them from being eaten.