Cere Cloth in small, medium and large. 2 wraps per package.
WHAT IS CERE CLOTH?
Cere Cloth is made of 100% linen fabric, locally sourced beeswax, pine rosin, and a little bit o’ love. There may be color imperfections which is perfectly natural. The edges may fray a bit. They didn’t have pinking shears in the 18th Century!
HOW WAS IT USED?
“The history of waxed linen cloth can be traced from early civilizations (Egyptian, Chinese and India) through to our modern time (resist dying). In antiquity, linen strips were soaked in wax and used to wrap the dead. The earliest documentation within our SCA time frame of waxed linen was found in the middle 1300s with the treatment of the dead (cere cloth from the Latin ‘caerer = to wax’) and a window covering offering protection from “bad vapours” during a plague outbreak. At that same time, there are also some records from Norway documenting limited trade in waxed linen thought to be used to make caps. Finally, we have some conjecture by archeologists studying the Mary Rose (1510-15450) involving the possible use of waxed linen as shades for lanterns.” Medieval Arts and Sciences Research of Haelfdige (Mistress) Annora Hall
Later, cere cloth was used in Scotland to seal the corks on whiskey bottles.
This means that cere cloth can be used on your bowls and food at reenactment events from SCA through the Civil War!
HOW IS IT USED?
Use the warmth of your hands to wrap Cere Cloth around a piece of food or over a bowl or casserole dish. When Cere Cloth cools — within seconds — it holds its seal. Use your Cere Cloth to wrap cheese, vegetables, bread, fruit, fresh herbs and baked goods. Cere Cloth is not recommended for use with raw meat.
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY CERE CLOTH?
Wash your Cere Cloth in cool water with a mild dish soap. (Avoid sources of heat, such as hot water and microwaves.) Air dry, fold and store in a drawer or in a basket on the counter. The beeswax has antibacterial qualities that help to keep your food fresh and allow you to use the Cere Cloth again and again.
CAN I USE CERE CLOTH IN THE FREEZER?
Yes! Cere Cloth keeps food fresh in the freezer for 2-3 weeks. Since your wraps are naturally breathable, we recommend you check on your food after this time to ensure its freshness. Great for freezing pizza dough and baked goods.
HOW LONG DOES CERE CLOTH LAST?
Cere Cloth lasts for up to a year with proper care and regular usage. You'll know your wrap has reached the end of its useful life in the kitchen when it has worn thin and soft and has trouble sticking to itself. At this time, you can cut your wrap into strips and add to your compost pile, or use as a natural and effective fire starter.
Small: 8” x 8”
Wrap half of a lemon, the end of a cucumber, half of an onion (Cere Cloth won’t hold the smell), half of an avocado, a small bowl, carrot sticks or other snack items.
Medium: 10” x 10"
Cover a bowl, half of a sandwich, baked good, cheese, or half of a cabbage or cantaloupe.
Large: 14” x 14”
Cover a large bowl, pie dish, celery, cheese, sandwich, or half of a watermelon.
All wraps are made here at the farm.
If you want pretty cotton beeswax wraps, check out our website for more!
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