Cheesecloth is a cotton cloth that is not dyed. The loose weaving pattern of the cloth and the strong cotton structure enables cheesecloth to be used to strain liquids from food. Unlike paper filters, the cotton in cheesecloth enables it to maintain its strength even when wet. It was originally used in cheesemaking (and still is for making cheese at home), but you will find that there are many other uses for cheesecloth in the kitchen and around the house. This is ideal for making nut milks.