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Old 07.12.2009, 17:11
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Cheese cloth/muslin cloth

Has anyone had any luck (or any experience) purchasing cheese cloth in Switzerland? I've looked high and low (from cheese shops to Coop to random shops here and there) for something that could serve as a cheese cloth in the kitchen, but always come up empty handed.

Am heading back to the USA in a few weeks, so could always get some there to bring back, but would rather just try to figure out where it could be purchased here. In the land of cheese, you would think cheese cloth would be aplenty.

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Re: Cheese cloth/muslin cloth

what is cheesecloth exactly? is it just loosely woven cotton material? because there are material stores around switzerland, one called stofftrucke/modesa. i know there is one in basel and one in zurich.. not sure if that helps.
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Old 07.12.2009, 17:47
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Re: Cheese cloth/muslin cloth

For Muslim clothes check thread on Minaret
Otherwise, use any clothes as it's "alles Kase"!
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Old 07.12.2009, 18:03
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what is cheesecloth exactly? is it just loosely woven cotton material? because there are material stores around switzerland, one called stofftrucke/modesa. i know there is one in basel and one in zurich.. not sure if that helps.

Muslin cloth is closels-woven unbleached/white cloth produced from corded cotton yarn .

Source :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslin

LOL Macchiato, its muslin cloth and not muslim cloth
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Old 07.12.2009, 18:39
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Re: Cheese cloth/muslin cloth

You can get squares (~80x80cm) of muslin in baby shops. Not sure if that's what you're after though!
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Has anyone had any luck (or any experience) purchasing cheese cloth in Switzerland? I've looked high and low (from cheese shops to Coop to random shops here and there) for something that could serve as a cheese cloth in the kitchen, but always come up empty handed.

Am heading back to the USA in a few weeks, so could always get some there to bring back, but would rather just try to figure out where it could be purchased here. In the land of cheese, you would think cheese cloth would be aplenty.
A recipe for Christmas pudding I have says to use muslin cloth or a tea towel to wrap the pudding in.

It is strange not having cheese cloth in the land of cheese. I've been looking for a Swiss roll baking tin for years too
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Old 07.12.2009, 21:59
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Re: Cheese cloth/muslin cloth

I've even asking in cheese shops. Once they were done looking at me like I had 4 heads, they told me they could order it for me. Seemed like a whole lot of trouble for cheese cloth.
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It is strange not having cheese cloth in the land of cheese. I've been looking for a Swiss roll baking tin for years too
Probably because there are not any (that I know of) Swiss cheeses that are matured in cloth. It's really only British style hard cheeses such as cheddar etc that are cloth bound for maturing.
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You can get squares (~80x80cm) of muslin in baby shops. Not sure if that's what you're after though!
Seconded, perfect for cheeses, christmas pud and general miscellaneous use .

I use these for so many different things;

Making sandwiches/ stuffed eggs/whatever, a little ahead of time, wet the cloth, wring it out well, cover goods and they stay fresh for ages.
Or in the summer, simply as a fly cover.

Have made some cheeses as well,they are ideal for this. Making fruit jellies, using these also works well, when you need to strain things in bulk.

Then, when they are getting less than appealing, they become my best dusting/cleaning cloths.

Incindentally, they were also great for the "kidlings" when I used them as extra wadding in their nappies and as drool collecters when they were teething.
They were and I see, even now, still quite the thing, dyed/tie-dyed (chic!) and slung around bubbies neck, for all and sundry purposes.

I alway got mine in the Migros or Coop.
It has been some time since I have bought any, they last (nearly) forever.
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Old 08.12.2009, 09:10
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Re: Cheese cloth/muslin cloth

I Order online from the UK:
http://www.cheesemaking.co.uk
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Old 08.12.2009, 09:14
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Re: Cheese cloth/muslin cloth

I got mine (it's a muslin cloth) in Manor, just last year. I use it to drain the pumpkin after cooking.

Manor tends to have a lot of the slightly non-standard kitchen implements.
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Old 08.12.2009, 09:27
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Re: Cheese cloth/muslin cloth

Although I haven't happened upon any of what I would call "cheese cloth", loosely woven, 100% cotton muslin is available at IKEA by the meter and is dirt cheap (for Switzerland).
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Re: Cheese cloth/muslin cloth

Another unlikely place you might find cheesecloth could be in a print shop (th old-skool kind that still uses machines) or in an industrial photo shop. Cheesecloth is what they use to clean large plates of glass. It's abrasive enough to remove small bits of crud and dust, yet soft enough not to scratch the glass.
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I got mine (it's a muslin cloth) in Manor, just last year. I use it to drain the pumpkin after cooking.

Manor tends to have a lot of the slightly non-standard kitchen implements.
Sorry to revive a dead thread, but where in Manor would I look for this? I'm looking for cheesecloth to make strained yogurt. Also, is "mousseline" the correct French word for this? I suppose I could write down the German word as well. (Do people in Vaud generally also speak German? I'm still learning about the culture here.)
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Re: Cheese cloth/muslin cloth

I would also be happy to know what these products are called in German (mentioned above sold in IKEA, Migros, Manor and Coop) and where/what to ask for. I wanted to try my hand at making my own "curds and whey" with some of the fresh farm milk.
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Sorry to revive a dead thread, but where in Manor would I look for this? I'm looking for cheesecloth to make strained yogurt. Also, is "mousseline" the correct French word for this? I suppose I could write down the German word as well. (Do people in Vaud generally also speak German? I'm still learning about the culture here.)
In the kitchen department. I no longer have the box, so I have no idea what it's called. I know the Manor in Locarno carries different things that the one in Luzern, so it may not have it. It was with all the odd kitchen things.
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Re: Cheese cloth/muslin cloth

I didn't find the cloth in Kitchen department, but in baby department. You can find it in Coop too, but it's cheaper in Manor.

I use this cloth to make tofu.
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Also, is "mousseline" the correct French word for this?
It's the correct word.

I use it to make..... fresh cheese... (and it's not a joke)

wow, that's my 1000th post and it's about cheese. Great for a Swiss Guy
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Cheesecloth in CH??

Anyone know where I can get this??
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Re: Cheesecloth in CH??

Ask at your local Käserei.
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