Keep fresh garlic stored loose in a dry environment such as a pantry. It should not be refrigerated but can be frozen for longer storage.
Garlic can be frozen in various different forms. You can freeze in full bulb or clove form, as well as chopped or ground into a paste. You can also chop the garlic and place it in oil to freeze, but do not refrigerate it using this method. If garlic is refrigerated in olive oil, it can cause botulism. It is also important to make sure the container you use is airtight to avoid the smell escaping.