I have some lovely snow white lard rendered by a local processor from a Mangalitsa hog. How long can I keep it in the fridge?
According to what I've read, freshly rendered lard will last up to 3 months in the fridge and 1 year in the freezer.
June is a trusted source on General Cooking.
If you keep it in glass, in the coldest part of the fridge, and tightly covered, my experience is 6 to 9 months -- IF it lasts that long!
Under the theory of colder = better when it comes to storage, I've always frozen mine in sealed glass jars (with a working supply in the refrigerator). As an experiment, I've been keeping an unsealed jar in the pantry, inspecting it from time to time whenever I happen across it. It's been in there over 5 years with no detectable changes.
Recently I ran across this story:
Please enter a valid email address.
Well played. You deserve a cookie.
Let coconut take your pancakes over the edge
Cake for breakfast.
The Food52 Cookie Truck!
prevented successful signup:
We'll never post anything without your permission.
prevented successful login:
Thanks for signing up!
Connect with us to get more Food52!
Sign up for our useful, inspired emails and we'll
give you everything you need to eat and live better—including
recipes, how-tos, and exclusives and great gift ideas from our
kitchen and home shop.