This is exactly what it says it is. A meat casserole topped and bottomed with a layer of cheese, in this case cheddar. It was tasty (how could it not be?) but it was also heavy to the extreme. The infused tomato sauce that accompanied it was nice but kind of superfluous for the work that went it out. The addition of raisins were a pleasant surprise throughout the dish, but I can’t imagine doing this dish again unless it was to invoke the incredulity of my dinner guests. This is a decadent cook book, that’s simply its nature but you do have to pick your battles.