A stack of unwrapped butter
The Important Step You Shouldn't Skip When Storing Butter In The Freezer
If you’re not going to use a large quantity of butter right away, it’s easy to freeze it. Freezing butter becomes even more convenient if you do some clever portioning.
You can freeze butter in the original packaging, but if you'd prefer to defrost and use smaller amounts at a time, cut each stick into tablespoons as they're marked on the wrapper.
Wrap each slice tightly in foil or plastic wrap, place them in a freezer bag, and squeeze the air out. Whenever you need butter, transfer a few tablespoons to the fridge.
The butter will defrost in the fridge overnight. If you’re in a hurry, grate the frozen butter and let it sit on the counter, where the shards will come to room temperature.