Cleaning the cheese cloth / sack ?

Discussion in 'Cheese & Dairy' started by Amanda Lee, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. Amanda Lee

    Amanda Lee Member

    268
    0
    16
    Is there any special way to clean your cheese cloth or muslin after each use. I am a newbie at this and love the fresh cheese. I have been using the 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinager to a gallon milk ( heated to 180) recipe.

    I seperate the curds with a muslin cloth. I have been washing it after us with hot water and a tiny amount of All free & clear plus a splash of white vinager. Then rinse with clean cool water and line dry.

    Is this all right? or is there another way better? Thanks
     
  2. Leo

    Leo New Member

    365
    0
    0
    Hi,
    I guess that sounds good, I haven't washed with vinegar, but I assume it adds some cleaning power to the All. I just put it on the sanitary cycle, hot water w/ bleach. Or boiling is good too, if it gets really into the cloth.
    Megan
     

  3. homeacremom

    homeacremom New Member

    743
    0
    0
    I rinse under running cold water first. Then with hot water really rubbing to get off visible particles. After that it goes into an appropriate wash load with my homemade non-toxic soap and oxyclean. Before use all my cheesecloths- new or used- get boiled and the boiling water used to sterilize the rest of the cheese stuff.
     
  4. cmharris6002

    cmharris6002 Guest

    I wash mine right away in the kitchen sink with Dawn with bleach alternative, rinse well in hot water with a bit of bleach, hang to dry and boil with cheese stuff prior to making cheese.

    Christy
     
  5. Amanda Lee

    Amanda Lee Member

    268
    0
    16
    Thanks for all replies.
    I have not been boiling it before making cheese. I was given the recipe by my milk seller. I had never made cheese before until this fresh milk/non aged cheese recipe.
    :/
    I did not know to boil the muslin, so please don't fuss at me. I promise I will boil my muslin cloth from now on.
    After the muslin dries I fold it and store in a zip lock bag. It is always bone dry before I store it.
    I am glad I asked.
     
  6. Rose

    Rose New Member

    1,004
    0
    0
    I don't boil mine. I iron it. :biggrin
     
  7. Amanda Lee

    Amanda Lee Member

    268
    0
    16
    Are you serious? Hot iron with steam or no steam? Now I hate ironing but that would only take a minute.
     
  8. Leo

    Leo New Member

    365
    0
    0
    That's really ingenious. :D It's alot quicker than boiling. Cool.
    Megan
     
  9. Amanda Lee

    Amanda Lee Member

    268
    0
    16
    I will be ironing this week :rofl
     
  10. Bella Star

    Bella Star New Member

    1,273
    1
    0
    After making cheese,I clean all the stuff off with running water and zap it in microwave wet ,let it dry and place in zip-loc-bag and right before I reuse the cloth ,I just microwave my cloth again in a glass Pyrex bowl with water to cover in it ,zap it good and it's boiling,let the cloth drip and cool,wring out and use for cheese.