Probably the best cotton cheese cloth you'll ever use. A bold claim but after three years and many false starts, we have a 100% organic cotton cheese cloth that we are very proud to offer you.
Cotton covers 2.5% of the world's cultivated land but uses over 16% of the world's insecticides. The use of child labour in cotton harvesting is also a significant issue. Our goal was to produce a cloth that was free of both and also worked brilliantly.
We started by finding a certified organic cotton farm. Next, we found a certified textile mill to weave the fibers in their raw state, with no bleaches or chemical sizing (they thought we were crazy), to the best warp and weft (that is thread count speak) for optimum draining of curds and preserves.
Cut to the generous size of 2m x 1.5m wide; this weave cleans like a dream, and the fibers have a strength that will outlast weak bleached organic cloth.
The photo shows the number of cloths we tested before selecting this one so you can tell we love it and we use it for everything from draining yogurts and cheese curds to making fruit jellies and cordials, straining nut milk, making bouquet garni and mulled wine spice bags.
If you use a lot of cheese cloth, you may find our 5m lengths more economical.