Garlic bread with cheese needs to be refrigerated before its cooked and after. Cheese and butter both need to be kept at fridge temperature to keep the food safe to eat at a later date. The cooked garlic cheese bread can be refrozen once and reheated at a later date after it has been cooked.
This article will explore all you need to know about keeping garlic cheese bread fresh and safe to eat at home. Whether it is fresh, baked or toasted, cheesy garlic bread is a delicious treat.
How long garlic cheese bread can sit out of the refrigerator
Once cheese bread has been cooked it can sit out for 2 hours before it needs to be refrigerated or frozen. If you have leftover garlic cheese bread cover it over with cling film or place it in an airtight container to store it.
Garlic cheese bread can be reheated again once it has been baked to eat at a later date. It is best to reheat it in the oven because microwaving it can cause it to go soggy.
After this, the garlic cheese bread cannot be reheated a third time. Throw any leftovers out or dig it through your compost.
Does cheese stuffed bread need to be refrigerated?
Cheese stuffed bread should be refrigerated to keep it safe to eat. If the cheese bread is kept at room temperature there is a chance that bacteria can grow. After you have baked your cheese stuffed bread or cheesy crust pizza pop it in the fridge.
Cheese stuffed bread can stay out of the fridge for up to 4 hours if you are not going to store it again. If you are serving a large group, cut it into pieces, lay it on a chopping board and discard any leftovers after this time. Eating it after 4 hours could put you at risk of food poisoning.
Can cheese bread be left out overnight?
It is best that cheese bread is not left out overnight. Once you have eaten all that you want, cover the bread with glad wrap or pop it in an airtight container. This will protect it from absorbing odors when you pop it in your fridge.
If the cheese bread has only been cooked once, you can freeze it for later. It is best to thaw the bread for a few hours in your fridge before baking again to help it to cook through quicker.
How to store cheesy garlic bread
Cheesy garlic bread is a delicious treat and can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. Here are the best ways to store cheesy garlic bread before and after it has cooked.
1. Let the cheesy garlic bread cool
If you have just baked your cheese garlic bread it is best to let it cool before storing it. Any steam can be caught up in the container and can make the bread soggy. Leave it out on a chopping board or tray to cool down before storing.
2. Wrap it in cling film
Before storing cheesy garlic bread in the fridge of freezer make sure it is securely wrapped in cling film. This will help to protect it from freezer burn and stop it from going soggy when you reheat it.
3. Put it in an airtight container
You can store your cheese garlic bread in a glass or plastic container. Glass is a great option as it will not absorb smells from the garlic bread and it is easy to clean. I like to use Pyrex containers with plastic lids because they seal well.
How long does cheesy bread last?
After cheesy bread has been baked it will last up to 2 days in the fridge or 6 months in the freezer. When storing your cheesy bread make sure it is wrapped in airtight film to protect it from freezer burn. A container with a sealed lid is also an easy way to store it.
Do you have to have to refrigerate cheesy stuffed bread?
Cheesy stuffed bread needs to be refrigerated before and after cooking. The cheese and any butter on the bread needs to be kept at temperatures below 34-38 degrees Fahrenheit (1.7 to 3.3 degrees Celsius). Cheesy stuffed bread can be kept in the fridge for 2 days after it has been cooked.
Packaged cheesy stuffed bread will usually have a longer expiry date, up to 1 month. This is because it has been sealed tightly and can have added preservatives. Once the packet has been opened it will need to be consumed within 2-3 days.
Easy cheesy garlic bread to make at home
I like to make my own cheesy garlic bread at home using a very simple cheat’s method. I like to buy normal garlic bread from the grocery store and add my own cheese. This means I can add way more cheese than is usually on the garlic bread to make it delicious.
To do this I simply lay the garlic bread slices out on a baking tray. Cover the tray with aluminum foil and then baking paper. You can then sprinkle cheese over the top.
I like to use a pizza cheese because it contains different cheese types that melt and brown well.
Place it in the oven at 390 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 minutes. I like to put the tray on the top shelf because it will brown quicker in a fan forced oven.
For an easy recipe to make cheesy garlic bread from scratch, check out the video below.
Does Garlic Cheese Bread Need to be Refrigerated? | Summary
Garlic cheese bread does need to be refrigerated before and after cooking. As the bread contains dairy products, cheese and butter these both need to be kept at fridge temperature or below.
The garlic cheese bread can sit out of the fridge for up to 2 hours after cooking before it is refrigerated. It can stay out of the fridge for 4 hours if it will all be consumed or thrown away after this time.
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