If you don’t happen to eat your bread up right away, some of the best ways of keeping it fresh are:
¤ At room temperature, unwrapped, with cut side down on cutting board (2-3 days)
¤ In a plastic bag and kept in a cool, dry place (4-6 days)
¤ For bread that you plan to keep for more than a week, pre-slice and place in a freezer proof bag and freeze. Or freeze it whole, then, to refresh, thaw the bread in the bag, then remove from the bag and heat it in a 350° oven for 15 minutes.