This is interesting, because I love pasta and I love cheese, so I think I may enjoy a real homemade dish like this.
This is obviously the family comfort type of food that has never really made it over the pond, as we usually associate this with the aforementioned Heinz, or 'orrible slop school dinners from olden days.
A good quality one sounds interesting.
I suppose our equivalent family comfort dish would be shepherds pie or the many and varied hotpots and hashes.
We have always been a potato based country, as our weather is more suited to the humble spud.
Pasta trees will grow here, but don't crop well. More of a Med type of plant.