I am from Syria, but currently I am living in India. Back in my country we have to boil the cheese (and the milk) before consuming, otherwise it may carry harmful bacteria. One of my friends was taken to hospital after consuming raw cheese. In my country all people boil the cheese (and the milk) because of this. In India, there is paneer which is similar to our cheese but not identical. However, I asked many Indians and they said it is ok to consume it raw (they said the same answer for milk).
My question is: 1) Is it ok to eat paneer (and milk) without boiling in India (or any other country)? 2) If yes, then why in my country we have to boil both cheese and milk? 3) Isn't cheese made from boiled milk, so why do we need to boil it again to remove the bacteria?