Store your un-sliced bread on the counter, cut side down, for 2-3 days. Storing the loaf in plastic is fine, but it will soften the crust. Our bread can be frozen. Just double bag the loaf in plastic and freeze for up to a month.
Ready to eat? Remove the bread from the freezer and let fully thaw. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Take off the plastic bag. Place the loaf directly on the oven rack and bake for 15-20 mins. Remove the loaf from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.