Allow your loaf to cool completely before slicing – this could take a few hours, so apologies for the tantalising aroma whilst you wait!  Store in the brown bag in the bread bin.  To further preserve the crust and prevent it drying out, put the bread it inside a loosely fitted plastic bag. In a cool environment (not fridge) it should last a week. Alternatively, wrap with an environmentally friendly beeswax wrap, also available from Seasons Fruit & Veg, as well as my bread!