How to Freeze Salami

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Things You'll Need

  • Dish soap

  • Aluminum foil

  • Plastic freezer bags

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Creating meals for large families can lead to a lot of leftovers. Instead of wasting these leftovers, you can freeze them. You may even buy foods in bulk, freezing portions of the product for use at a later time. One item that you can purchase and freeze is salami. Salami is an excellent meat that can be used in sandwiches or to top a pizza. Freezing salami is easy, but it must be done the right way to ensure proper food safety.


Step 1

Wash your hands with dish soap and water before you touch the salami. Washing your hands can help stop the spread of germs to the food you are going to work with.

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Step 2

Remove the salami from the store packaging and slice it up. The store packaging may not be able to keep air from reaching the salami, which will cause it to go bad faster.

Step 3

Place the sliced salami in a pocket of tin foil. Fold the tin foil over and close on all sides. Try not to leave any air in the pocket.

Step 4

Place the salami in the foil in a plastic freezer bag. Date the freezer bag with a permanent marker so you can easily identify the date later on.

Step 5

Put the salami in the freezer. Store for two to three months.


Make sure you freeze the salami within two days of purchasing it.


Your freezer needs to be at 0 degrees F or less to properly freeze food.


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