Heat oven to 350°F. Remove strata from refrigerator; uncover and let stand while oven heats. Bake in center of 350°F oven 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake until puffed, golden and firm in center, about 5 minutes longer.
Like its cousins the quiche and bread pudding, the strata has endless variations. It can be made with almost any firm bread, enhanced with vegetables, meat and cheese, and flavored any way you like.
As with French toast and bread pudding, the strata is a good use for bread that has become a bit dry.
Substitute: 6 strips turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled, can be substituted for the Canadian-style bacon.