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Offline Vaudevilleorange

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Muslin cleaning tips!
« on: June 28, 2011, 11:20:00 AM »
My butter muslin cloth gets little bits of cheese stuck to it and they are a total PAIN to get off... any tips or tricks from you old cheeses?

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Re: Muslin cleaning tips!
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 02:16:23 PM »
I have the same problem sometimes. I just try to get it off before it gets hard, then its nearly impossible to get rid of. Scrape it off with a knife or something.
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Offline John (CH)

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Re: Muslin cleaning tips!
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 06:18:32 PM »
It's a common problem, we probably need a Wiki Article on it.

Bunch of info here, and little more here.

Cheers!

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Re: Muslin cleaning tips!
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2011, 08:48:24 AM »
Thanks, great info...
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Re: Muslin cleaning tips!
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2011, 05:25:57 PM »
I use Plyban cheesecloth, and usually the bits of cheese wash out quite easily. If they are a little stubborn about it I just put the cheesecloth in a mild vinegar and water solution and let it soak until clean.

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Re: Muslin cleaning tips!
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2011, 08:40:11 PM »
Thanks! I will try your tips.
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Re: Muslin cleaning tips!
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2011, 07:41:03 PM »
I recently discovered that soaking my cheesecloth in white vinegar dissolves the matted-in cheese very nicely.  I now have a dedicated jar of vinegar next to the washer; my cheesecloth goes into the jar until the next convenient wash.  I take the cloth out of the vinegar and rinse before running through the usual laundry.  The vinegar in the jar is getting rather cloudy; I'll dump it when it is no longer effective.