Cheesecloth is a loose-woven, gauze-like cotton cloth. It is a bleached, stiffened cotton woven fabric, which incorporates the best properties of cotton. Breathable, durable and form-resistant. It lends itself to dyeing and retains color fastness and brightness. Unpretentious in care with biological neutrality.
Gauze is a very light weight, open-weave fabric made of cotton. It is made either by a plain weave or by a leno weave.
The main differences between the two is in the finishing and in the quality of the fibre. Cheesecloth is thicker than gauze with a tighter weave.
Gauze is a thinner, more translucent fabric with a looser open weave. Our Tablecloth Hire stylists love using gauze for tie backs which are bunched together and knotted or woven in and out of a tiffany chair. However, cheesecloth in our opinion is generally a better runner as it has more form. Napkins in gauze are too rough on the lips, whereas cheesecloth is soft and perfect to the touch.