How to store chutney is often a concern, especially as most recipes suggest the preserve is best left to mature for several months before eating.
The traditional advice is to store chutney in a cool, dry, dark place such as a larder or cellar. In modern houses under the stairs, or in a garage or shady shed may be the best option.
Make sure the jars are well labelled as it's often difficult to remember what's what several years down the line.
Chutney should keep for 1 - 2 years, but the texture and colour may deteriorate.
Once opened it's safest to keep chutney in the fridge, as the contents are at risk of being contaminated.