I've never had cultivated leeks before. These are smaller than the cultivated, but I am pretty sure that they are more pungent. (10 of them flavor 2 blocks of cream cheese. Add a tablespoon of horseradish, spread on a cracker). These are a spring forage (April/May) and these were dug in a glade in the woods where there were literally thousands of them, as far as the eye could see.