Can I freeze it? Yes you can!

As we look for more ways to keep our kitchens well-stocked, we at Jules Verne have put together some tips to help you make the most of your fridge and freezer space.

March 2020 • Jules Verne

There are many types of food which can be put straight into the freezer. This includes meat and poultry, ready prepared meals, fresh pasta, bread – and even butter and cheese. Here are some examples:

Milk: All milk can be stored in the freezer and defrosted before use. It should be defrosted in the fridge fully before using.

Cheese: Some hard cheeses freeze very well, including Cheddar and Gouda. You can freeze it in blocks or grate it and freeze it in handy portion sizes.

Bread: Baked goods like bread, rolls, pittas, bagels and crumpets can easily be frozen. Many toasters have a defrost function so you can toast them from frozen.

Pasta: Fresh pasta is a great option to keep in the freezer. Some pasta won’t have to be defrosted before use either, they’ll defrost once in boiling water.

Fruit & vegetables: Frozen fruit and vegetables from the freezer aisle in the supermarket are not the only option. Some fresh fruits like bananas and berries make great ingredients for smoothies and baking when frozen.

Batch cooking: Consider cooking a larger portion at mealtimes to freeze for a later date. Make sure you freeze the leftovers as soon as possible, once they’ve completely cooled. Don’t forget to mark clearly on the container when it was cooked and frozen, for later reference. It’s important to only defrost and re-heat the meal once.

The Food Standards Agency website has everything you need to know about freezing and defrosting food safely